Andrew is experienced in leading high-growth companies through progressive stages of development (series A through mezzanine) as well as serving as interim executive, advisor, and board member, focusing on strategy, corporate development, including M&A, and business development. He has founded five companies for which he has raised in excess of $250 million in venture capital and generated over $1.6 billion in value. His projects in the tech sector from early stage to lower middle market include: VoIP, large-scale, ultra-low- latency, network and communication technology, AGI, machine learning, cybersecurity, IoT, quantum computing, and blockchain.
Early in Andrew’s career, he co-founded and was CEO of IGA Worldwide, the first and largest dynamic in-game advertising company. He also co-founded and was CEO of Heliotrope Studios (sold to THQ, Inc. NASDAQ THQI), and later founded and lead Axiom8, a pioneering converged-network communications company, instrumental in the development of standards and protocols used today in VoIP, as well as video compression and VoIP to PSTN connectivity that now enable multimedia communication at scale.
Andrew served as a special advisor to multiple US federal agencies, congressional committees, and military leadership on issues of policy, doctrine, process, and technology toward the development of a comprehensive, national cybersecurity strategy. He also helped establish and supported public/private partnerships between the US State Department, the GSMA, multiple NGOs, and global infrastructure partners to deliver mobile broadband services to under-served populations in underdeveloped countries in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe.